November 6th, 2003

sturgeonheads

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So, yours truly (a big fat bi dyke) was on the phone with somebody who is supposedly a friend (well, ericaceous' friend at least), and she was asking advice on what to do about some boy.

I said, "Hmmm. I might not be the best one to ask about this, seeing as I've never met him AND I've never gone out with a man." She said, "Well, I think of you as being the more heterosexual one, so..."

I sputtered, "EXCUSE me? And why is that?" She said, "Oh, I just associate unsexy and unperverted with heterosexual."

Putting aside the slur on my character, has anyone ever encountered this sort of stereotype? I know heterosexuality is often thought of as "normal", but it seems like a big stretch to me to therefore define anyone you find unattractive as heterosexual.
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For your procrastinatory amusement...

I go to Oberlin College and have recently come across the best article every published about the college. I felt I had to share it with you all in case you might have been wondering what it is that my parents are paying $30,000/year for. I'd have to say that I came for the indoctrination, but I stayed for the ogries.

Read on...
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